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Obituary for Mary Guthrie

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Mary Guthrie

December 16, 1930 - March 19, 2013

Mary Evelyn Cox Guthrie(aka Lynn or Chief)Mary Evelyn Cox Guthrie, 82, died peacefully at her home in Pleasant View, March 19th, surrounded by her family, from Respiratory Failure. She was born in Ordway, Co., the only child of William Gordius and Pocahontas Wadlington Cox, both deceased. Her family moved to Utah during WWII. She graduated from Ogden High School and attended Weber State college. She married Donald Lloyd Guthrie, 7 Jan. 1950, in Evanston, Wyo. He preceded her in death Oct. 24, 2012 after 62 years of marriage.They were parents of four daughters: Karol L. (David, decd) Hughes, N. Ogden, DonaLee J. (Dan, decd) Tracy, Reno, NV, Gail M. (Greg) Long (LTC AUS decd) and Jennifer E. (Michael) Earl, Huntsville, UT; 7 grandchildren: Amanda (Mike) Thomas, Brandon Hughes (decd), Mathew Long, Sarah Earl, Chase Earl, Kimberly (Curtis) Waite, Michael Earl Jr. (decd) 7 great grandchildren: Aria Hughes, Mykah Thomas, Karsyn and Kylie Earl, and Conner, Landen and Logan Waite.She enjoyed her career, and retired from HAFB as a Branch Chief in the directorate of Distribution after 35 years of service. She had been a member of the USN Reserve, Quill and Scroll, the PTA, WABC, UWGA, the Business and Professional Women’s club, the Federal Managers Assoc. and NARFE.Her hobbies were reading and traveling. She and Don enjoyed their many trips through the United States in their motor home, and several flights to European countries where their daughter was stationed. She enjoyed their summer home at Bear Lake where she served on the Board of Trustees of the Sweetwater CTP owners Assoc.She was an advocate of equal opportunity and treatment. She was a member the Baptist Church and believed most conflicts could be resolved if everyone followed the Golden rule.We would like to thank Hospice of Utah for the wonderful care they gave mom in her last days.A viewing will be held on Sunday evening March 24, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Leavitts Mortuary and services will be held Monday March 25th at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing prior from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Interment will be at Leavitts Aultorest Memorial Park. Condolences may be made to the family at



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Born: December 16, 1930
Died: March 19, 2013

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Joy Bement posted on 3/25/13

Dear Guthrie Family,I am an old friend of Gail's, and was so sorry to see the passing of your good mother. I miss Gail a great deal, and think of our crazy days often. I loved your parents, and am thankful they were part of my growing up years. May God bless you at this time, with the knowledge that life is eternal, and you will all see each other again on a glorious day.Joy (Egli) Bement


Jennifer E Earl posted on 3/25/13

Mom,I don't know what I am going to do without you...You are my best friend...I still need you to be the chief. I will miss you every day of the rest of my life. I hope you are at peace. You will just have to see what happens tomorrow from wherever you are! Be with me always...Love Jennifer


'Pete' Foster posted on 3/25/13

Karol - My sympathy to you and your family. Love you 'Pete'


Darla Snyder posted on 3/23/13

Karol - John and I send our love and prayers to you and your family. LOVE YOU!!